Internet application and content companies, what some refer to as “edge providers,” are increasingly concerned by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) newfound ability to regulate the Internet, and rightfully so.
What is libertarianism?
If you ask ten people this question, you might get ten different answers. Those of us who have been studying it the longest, those of us who follow its concepts through to their ultimate logical conclusions, will tend to agree that libertarianism is the belief in a concept known as the non-aggression principle. That aggression, or initiatory force and fraud are impermissible, and may be responded to with defensive force, while all else is permissible, and may not have force used against it.
Vowing to take a stand for, “your liberty and freedom,” Cliven Bundy says he is prepared to be killed as authorities surround a 600,000 acre section of public land as a result of Bundy violating a 1993 Bureau of Land Management ruling which changed grazing rights in order to protect the endangered desert tortoise.
The explosive growth in the number of converts to libertarianism since Ron Paul first ran for president is one of the most exciting developments of my lifetime. But I’d like to issue a note of caution.
Last year, the country began to have a conversation about whether it should be illegal for a Christian business not to participate in same-sex marriages.
Earlier this month, the tone of the debate changed. Suddenly, the debate seemed to be about whether businesses should be allowed to “refuse service to gay couples.” Not the marriages of those couples, but simply “gay couples.”